Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indian American Impact Project DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Page SUM 193,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 233,621

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13110 records found.